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Title: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on January 23, 2012, 11:30:05 AM
It's been a long time, but it looks like Neil has gotten back together with Crazy Horse:-

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/01/report-new-crazy-horse-album-recorded.html

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on January 23, 2012, 11:37:22 AM

It's been a long time, but it looks like Neil has gotten back together with Crazy Horse:-

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/01/report-new-crazy-horse-album-recorded.html

Jules


Fab news. That's made my morning.  :)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on January 23, 2012, 12:10:44 PM
That is good news  :) Now all we need is a tour.

I can't believe he's 66 tho  :-\


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Collstoke (Ian) on January 23, 2012, 03:25:03 PM
Oooo - Friday night headliners maybe   [;-)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Dave.P on January 23, 2012, 05:25:38 PM

That is good news  :) Now all we need is a tour.

I can't believe he's 66 tho  :-\


I thought I was only 35 (still)

but I am watching htis with bated breath :D


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on January 23, 2012, 05:52:35 PM
Related NY news..

http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2012/01/23/794563.aspx


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on January 28, 2012, 03:46:23 PM
Sounds like some new Neil Young & Crazy Horse streaming here!

http://www.neilyoung.com/

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on January 28, 2012, 04:15:15 PM

Sounds like some new Neil Young & Crazy Horse streaming here!

http://www.neilyoung.com/

Jules


F***ing fab.  Thanks Jules  :)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on January 28, 2012, 04:28:49 PM
That long jam ends on a fab new version of Cortez.  I hope that gets put out as a bonus track or CD or something.  Really cool.  Great to see all that footage of his studio too.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on January 28, 2012, 04:37:56 PM

That long jam ends on a fab new version of Cortez.  I hope that gets put out as a bonus track or CD or something.  Really cool.  Great to see all that footage of his studio too.

Jules


I was just getting there.  Its fab indeed...

Quite (wonderfully) exhausted by the end of that.  Wondrous stuff.  I love acoustic Neil too, but this is what really whets my appetite...


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on January 28, 2012, 07:27:22 PM

this is what really whets my appetite...


Same here.  Neil's long overdue a really strong album.  Fingers crossed....

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on January 28, 2012, 08:56:51 PM
Good lord - were those the lyrics to Gallows Pole at the end there...?  :o


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on January 28, 2012, 09:21:04 PM

Good lord - were those the lyrics to Gallows Pole at the end there...?  :o


Yup.   8)

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on March 20, 2012, 10:28:28 AM
New album announced: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-and-crazy-horse-to-release-new-album-americana-on-june-5th-20120319

Quote
Neil Young and Crazy Horse will release their new LP Americana on June 5th. It's their first album together since Greendale in 2003, and their first album with the full Crazy Horse line-up of Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank "Poncho" Sampedro since Broken Arrow in 1996. The songs on Americana are all classic American folk songs, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Gallows Pole," "Tom Dooley" and "Clementine."


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mister Keith on March 20, 2012, 10:46:39 AM

It also includes "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain".  This may be the greatest recorded work by a musical icon since Bruce recorded "Froggie Went A Courtin'".


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 20, 2012, 11:10:31 AM


It also includes "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain".  This may be the greatest recorded work by a musical icon since Bruce recorded "Froggie Went A Courtin'".



Wasn't that Bob?


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on March 20, 2012, 11:17:02 AM



It also includes "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain".  This may be the greatest recorded work by a musical icon since Bruce recorded "Froggie Went A Courtin'".



Wasn't that Bob?


Bruce did it on the Seeger Sessions album.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 20, 2012, 11:32:37 AM




It also includes "She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain".  This may be the greatest recorded work by a musical icon since Bruce recorded "Froggie Went A Courtin'".



Wasn't that Bob?


Bruce did it on the Seeger Sessions album.


Oh yes. Bob beat him to it though on Good As I Been To You.

This does seem like a case of giving with one hand and taking away with the other. Neil is recording with Crazy Horse. Hooray! An album of cover versions of old folk songs. Oh dear.

Nobody wants an album of cover versions of anything from Neil Young. What we want from a reunion with Crazy Horse is a new set of blistering originals but with this coming along in the wake of La Noise and the lightweight Fork In The Road I fear Neil is in a creatively fallow period.



Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on March 20, 2012, 11:36:42 AM

Nobody wants an album of cover versions of anything from Neil Young. What we want from a reunion with Crazy Horse is a new set of blistering originals but with this coming along in the wake of La Noise and the lightweight Fork In The Road I fear Neil is in a creatively fallow period.


The story is that Neil is doing 2 albums with the Horse - the Americana album, plus an album of origianls to follow soon(ish).

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Neil on March 20, 2012, 04:21:46 PM


Nobody wants an album of cover versions of anything from Neil Young. What we want from a reunion with Crazy Horse is a new set of blistering originals but with this coming along in the wake of La Noise and the lightweight Fork In The Road I fear Neil is in a creatively fallow period.


The story is that Neil is doing 2 albums with the Horse - the Americana album, plus an album of origianls to follow soon(ish).

Jules


And with Neil even though it's announced even though there is a release date it still may not come out or he may release an album of original children's songs instead you never know.

Neil


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jonathan on March 22, 2012, 02:22:47 AM
[/quote] This does seem like a case of giving with one hand and taking away with the other. Neil is recording with Crazy Horse. Hooray! An album of cover versions of old folk songs. Oh dear.
[/quote]

I was thinking the exact same thing.  Though, I'm hopeful...


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on March 29, 2012, 11:06:40 AM
Uncut have a preview of Americana here:-

http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/neil-young-crazy-horses-americana-first-listen

It all sounds akin to what I'd think and expect...except for calling Are You Passionate? Neil's worst album (a bit of a streatch that one, considering some of his more notable lame ducks!).

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 31, 2012, 10:33:43 AM

Nobody wants an album of cover versions of anything from Neil Young. What we want from a reunion with Crazy Horse is a new set of blistering originals but with this coming along in the wake of La Noise and the lightweight Fork In The Road I fear Neil is in a creatively fallow period.


He can't win, can he? If this had been leaked as a torrent the freetards would have been all over it like flies on sherbert. Make it available as an official release and suddenly it's "But this isn't what we wanted...".  ::)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: MarkV on March 31, 2012, 10:42:19 AM
I am hoping for Greendale II myself.  ;D   You can please some of the people some of the time etc etc.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 31, 2012, 11:24:35 AM
I was watching a (surprisingly not as bad as the blurb made it out) DVD called The Wrecking Ball last night which pretty much starts "...after the lukewarm reception given to Zuma...". Y'never can tell, eh?  ;D
And as a fan of both "The Ditch Trilogy" and Postman Pat I'm also always looking out for the follow ups to 'Greendale' in order to complete 'The Kids' TV Trilogy'. Possibly to be titled 'Pontypandy', 'Trumpton' or 'Sunflower Valley'.  


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on March 31, 2012, 03:34:13 PM


Nobody wants an album of cover versions of anything from Neil Young. What we want from a reunion with Crazy Horse is a new set of blistering originals but with this coming along in the wake of La Noise and the lightweight Fork In The Road I fear Neil is in a creatively fallow period.


He can't win, can he? If this had been leaked as a torrent the freetards would have been all over it like flies on sherbert. Make it available as an official release and suddenly it's "But this isn't what we wanted...".  ::)


You are aiming that at the wrong person as I am one of the few who is prepared to defend Landing On Water and I actually like Fork In The Road too. I just think this is a wilfully perverse move. No change there then!  ;)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on March 31, 2012, 06:07:42 PM
Actually Al, I thought I'd probably badly phrased it just after the self-edit timeout. It was intended as a conversation prompter, not pointed directly at anyone, no more, no less. I'm more of a Trans man, myself... 8)
Apologies for the perceived slight.
S.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on April 02, 2012, 08:27:34 PM
As a bit of a NY contrarian (is there any other kind of NY fan?), I really like Greendale, most of Are You Passionate, Life, Living with War, Prairie Wind etc; the one album that is lauded and applauded which does nothing for me is Ragged Glory..There are a couple of others I'm indifferent to: re-ac-tor, Trans, Old Ways for example..


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: MarkV on April 02, 2012, 08:32:46 PM

As a bit of a NY contrarian (is there any other kind of NY fan?), I really like Greendale, most of Are You Passionate, Life, Living with War, Prairie Wind etc; the one album that is lauded and applauded which does nothing for me is Ragged Glory..There are a couple of others I'm indifferent to: re-ac-tor, Trans, Old Ways for example..

i think for me the worst NY album is mirror ball.  


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 02, 2012, 08:46:27 PM

As a bit of a NY contrarian (is there any other kind of NY fan?)


Probably not and just to prove the point, I think it is hard not to be indifferent to re-ac-tor. Trans is patchy but I love Old Ways & Ragged Glory.

Surely we must have consensus on the pointlessness of Ev'rybody's Rockin though. Quite dreadful and a complete rip off as it was barely long enough to be an EP.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 02, 2012, 08:58:14 PM

i think for me the worst NY album is mirror ball.  


The production didn't help!  The songs are actually good, and his lyric writing is stellar on that record, but sonically it's mush.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 02, 2012, 09:02:59 PM

Probably not and just to prove the point, I think it is hard not to be indifferent to re-ac-tor. Trans is patchy but I love Old Ways & Ragged Glory.

Surely we must have consensus on the pointlessness of Ev'rybody's Rockin though. Quite dreadful and a complete rip off as it was barely long enough to be an EP.


I adore Ragged Glory.  I find Old Ways hard to love.  I find re*ac*tor great in parts.  I'm ambivalent about Trans.  And Ev'rybody's Rockin' is just plain shockin'.

Other Neil albums I'd cross the road to avoid:  Arc and This Note's For You.  The latter may be a bit controversial.  I like the title track, but the rest bores me.  I never was much of a blues man.

Oh and Greendale.  Nice idea, halfway decent live shows, but a horribly executed record.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 02, 2012, 09:30:37 PM
Just watching a DVD called The Wrecking Ball - John Einarson, Robert Christgau, Barney Hoskins, Clinton Heylin and Johnny Rogan all having a very similar series of thoughts out loud. I keep being distracted by Johnny Rogan's astonishing teeth though. I'd never seen him before.  :o
Not a bad way to spend an hour and a half on the sofa in sole charge of the remote.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 02, 2012, 09:57:23 PM

Just watching a DVD called The Wrecking Ball - John Einarson, Robert Christgau, Barney Hoskins, Clinton Heylin and Johnny Rogan all having a very similar series of thoughts out loud. I keep being distracted by Johnny Rogan's astonishing teeth though. I'd never seen him before.  :o  


Did Clinton manage to avoid being rude about anyone?   ::)

And tell me more about Johnny Rogan's teeth!

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 02, 2012, 10:02:04 PM

And tell me more about Johnny Rogan's teeth!
Jules


He looks like Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me  :o


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 02, 2012, 10:10:33 PM

He looks like Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me  :o


Woah!  Big gold fangs?

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 02, 2012, 10:15:32 PM
Uh huh. Huge shades and a t-shirt with a wolf on it. I really liked his NY biography, but I wasn't expecting that.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Neil on April 03, 2012, 03:37:43 AM


As a bit of a NY contrarian (is there any other kind of NY fan?)


Probably not and just to prove the point, I think it is hard not to be indifferent to re-ac-tor. Trans is patchy but I love Old Ways & Ragged Glory.

Surely we must have consensus on the pointlessness of Ev'rybody's Rockin though. Quite dreadful and a complete rip off as it was barely long enough to be an EP.


I love Everybody's Rockin, it reminds me of a lovely summer I had in the eighties. I always get a wistful smile when ai hear Kinda Fonda Wanda.

Are You Passionate is however awful, although Goin' Home is a classic.

Of course I like Greendale and parts of Landing on Water and think Reactor has many redeeming qualities not least being Opera Star and Surfer Joe and Moe The Sleaze, Lucky Thirteen is my favorite retrospective album.

Neil


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 03, 2012, 10:31:01 AM

Uh huh. Huge shades and a t-shirt with a wolf on it. I really liked his NY biography, but I wasn't expecting that.


Especially from a former theology student!

I actually found his Neil book a bit dull, but I love his Byrds tome.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 03, 2012, 10:34:28 AM

Are You Passionate is however awful, although Goin' Home is a classic.


Goin' Home was an amazing song live.  The studio version on that record is lame-ass!  Having said that, I find much to enjoy on Are You Passionate? - songs like Two Old Friends, You're My Girl and When I Hold You In My Arms.  I think they're groovy.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 20, 2012, 01:17:13 PM
A brief taste of Oh Sussanah!:-

http://www.musicme.com/#/Neil-Young/albums/Oh-Susannah-0054391977380.html

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on April 20, 2012, 09:07:28 PM
Lot better than I feared it might be..


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on June 09, 2012, 02:13:34 PM
Radio 4 Neil Young interview and excerpts from new album w/ Crazy Horse on iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/programmes/schedules/fm/2012/06/08#evening

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on June 09, 2012, 03:40:36 PM
As I posted elsewhere, I am totally underwhelmed by the new album. It probably doesn't help that I had high expectations of this one. I mean, back with the Horse, covering American folk songs, what could go wrong? As it turned out, quite a lot!
It just seems to be Neil by numbers (and with a very limited palette at that).
A case in point is "Tom Dula", where the incessant  chanting of the title throughout becomes unbearable. And don't get me started on "Get a Job", it's just an embarrassment. It sounds like it could have been an out take from his Everybody's Rocking album, and that ain't a good thing!
The album is slightly redeemed by "High Flyin' Bird" which could be great live.
I think I'll be filing this with Mirror Ball and Greendale.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on June 09, 2012, 11:38:40 PM

I think I'll be filing this with Mirror Ball and Greendale.


Woah!  That's harsh!  On Mirror Ball, that is.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Sir Martin on June 10, 2012, 08:46:40 AM


I think I'll be filing this with Mirror Ball and Greendale.


Woah!  That's harsh!  On Mirror Ball, that is.   ;)

Jules


Yes, agree - Mirror Ball is not perfect, but it has many high points, and it's a great record to speed drive to.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on June 10, 2012, 09:52:58 AM

Yes, agree - Mirror Ball is not perfect, but it has many high points, and it's a great record to speed drive to.


The production is muddy as hell, but Neil wrote some of the best lyrics of his career for that record.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on June 11, 2012, 05:31:15 PM
Hmm: I have a soft spot for Greendale, but that said much of what I have heard of "Americana" so far is not good, especially God Save the Queen (not sure what the intention was there).  


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on June 12, 2012, 08:44:16 AM

Hmm: I have a soft spot for Greendale, but that said much of what I have heard of "Americana" so far is not good, especially God Save the Queen (not sure what the intention was there).  


That interview I posted a link to will give you clues.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on June 12, 2012, 06:01:11 PM


Hmm: I have a soft spot for Greendale, but that said much of what I have heard of "Americana" so far is not good, especially God Save the Queen (not sure what the intention was there).  


That interview I posted a link to will give you clues.

Jules


Link doesn't work here - presumably due to my lack of computer skills or some issue with broadcasts outside the UK.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on June 13, 2012, 08:52:24 AM

Link doesn't work here - presumably due to my lack of computer skills or some issue with broadcasts outside the UK.


Shame.  Well basically, Neil was saying that they sang that song in Canada when he was growing up, and that in America they sing My Country 'Tis Of Thee to the same tune, so that the song got its claws into early American culture.  That at some point way back Americans were still singing God Save The Queen.  That was Neil's justification and reasoning in short.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on June 13, 2012, 07:44:44 PM


Link doesn't work here - presumably due to my lack of computer skills or some issue with broadcasts outside the UK.


Shame.  Well basically, Neil was saying that they sang that song in Canada when he was growing up, and that in America they sing My Country 'Tis Of Thee to the same tune, so that the song got its claws into early American culture.  That at some point way back Americans were still singing God Save The Queen.  That was Neil's justification and reasoning in short.

Jules


Interesting..bit off topic, but I read that during the American Revolution George Washington and his generals would drink a toast to the king.  Back on topic: NY and CH's version of GSTQ is what the skip button was invented for..


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on June 27, 2012, 09:42:57 AM
Neil Young and Jonathan Demme being interviewed and in fine (and often funny) form too:-

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7412986n&tag=mncol;lst;1

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Peter Taylor on September 12, 2012, 10:28:33 AM
CD release announced 'Psychdelic Pill'

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2012/09/neil-young-crazy-horse-announce-psychedelic-pill-r.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=feed


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 12, 2012, 10:50:54 AM

CD release announced 'Psychdelic Pill'

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2012/09/neil-young-crazy-horse-announce-psychedelic-pill-r.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=feed


I do hope they come over to Europe next Spring (but rather suspect they won't).  The recordings I've heard from the recent dates (that include Twisted Road and Psychedelic Pill at least from the new album) sound great.  Americana was a bit of fun and nonsense but this is a proper Crazy Horse album.  Looking forward to it  :)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2012, 01:47:53 PM
I have a feeling this will be the most essential Neil album for at least a decade.

I'm more optimistic than you about them coming here, David.  I reckon it will happen.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 12, 2012, 01:56:09 PM

I have a feeling this will be the most essential Neil album for at least a decade.

I'm more optimistic than you about them coming here, David.  I reckon it will happen.

Jules


The last few times he toured with the Horse he played with them in North America and then came to Europe doing solo acoustic shows... We'll see.  Hope you're right, of course.

I've been lucky enough to see them twice...Wembley '87 and the Phoenix Festival '96.  Would definitely like to do it one more time.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 12, 2012, 02:13:48 PM

I have a feeling this will be the most essential Neil album for at least a decade.

Jules


To follow the least essential Neil album for more than two decades?


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2012, 02:26:12 PM

To follow the least essential Neil album for more than two decades?


Maybe, but there has been some stiff competition of late.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 12, 2012, 02:49:42 PM


To follow the least essential Neil album for more than two decades?


Maybe, but there has been some stiff competition of late.

Jules


I'm not so sure. I'll grant you that it has been uneven and I am personally not that fond of La Noise or Greendale but he hasn't put out a complete stinker since Ev'rybody's Rockin IMHO and that was 1983. I know Are You Passionate is not very highly thought of (and it is the worst album title ever!) but I quite like it.

I guess it depends how you define essential. With Americana I just knew I would never listen to it. That puts it in the exclusive company of La Noise & Ev'rybody's Rockin'. Even they have one track each that I like, as does Landing On Water. I just don't see the point of Americana.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 12, 2012, 03:03:05 PM

I just don't see the point of Americana.


You clearly haven't played it loud enough then....


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 12, 2012, 03:14:08 PM


I just don't see the point of Americana.


You clearly haven't played it loud enough then....


 ;D But why would I do that David?

Why would I play Americana loud when I could be playing Rust Never Sleeps or Ragged Glory or Live At The Fillmore East at the same volume?


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on September 12, 2012, 03:19:31 PM

I guess it depends how you define essential. With Americana I just knew I would never listen to it. That puts it in the exclusive company of La Noise & Ev'rybody's Rockin'. Even they have one track each that I like, as does Landing On Water. I just don't see the point of Americana.


I haven't even played my copies of Le Noise or Americana yet.  That's how underwhelmed by Neil I've been of late.   :(

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 12, 2012, 03:34:41 PM



I just don't see the point of Americana.


You clearly haven't played it loud enough then....


 ;D But why would I do that David?

Why would I play Americana loud when I could be playing Rust Never Sleeps or Ragged Glory or Live At The Fillmore East at the same volume?


You're taking it much too seriously.  As far as I can see, it's a bit of fun which got the Horse all singing from the same page again.  And it really does sound great loud...  Great driving music.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 12, 2012, 04:14:44 PM




I just don't see the point of Americana.


You clearly haven't played it loud enough then....


 ;D But why would I do that David?

Why would I play Americana loud when I could be playing Rust Never Sleeps or Ragged Glory or Live At The Fillmore East at the same volume?


You're taking it much too seriously.


Not at all. It is just never gonna rise to the top of the heap when I think, "What shall I listen to today?" Even in the car. Fork In The Road will do that job just as well.  ;)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on September 12, 2012, 05:43:09 PM
"Americana" has grown on me: yes there are some clunkers (Get A Job), but the band sound like they are having fun and it makes for good car music.  Will report after the NY & CH show here in November: busy 2 months for the oldies here: NY, Brooce, Sir Paul, Steve Winwood, Leonard Cohen, Dylan/Knopfler for starters..


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on September 14, 2012, 08:11:25 PM
More Neil news:

Two CDs, nine tracks - pop music this is not

Neil Young and Crazy Horse's Psychedelic Pill is released in October and it will consist of two CDs and some VERY long songs.



Reports suggests that at least two of the tracks stretch through 20 minutes and the album was recorded straight after the band's other album this year, Americana, was finished.


According to Young's website the album will be released as 2CD, triple vinyl and digital editions as well as "a recommended high resolution 24/192 full fidelity version on Blu-ray which will include all the videos".


‘Psychedelic Pill’ Track Listing


Disc 1


1. ‘Driftin Back’
2. ‘Psychedelic Pill’
3. ‘Ramada Inn’
4. ‘Born In Ontario’


Disc 2


1. ‘Twisted Road’
2. ‘She’s Always Dancing’
3. ‘For The Love Of Man’
4. ‘Walk Like A Giant’
5. ‘Psychedelic Pill’ (Bonus Track Alternate Mix)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 18, 2012, 06:57:56 PM
Change of cover at the last moment!

http://www.relix.com/news/2012/09/18/neil-s-pill-looking-a-little-less-psychedelic


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 18, 2012, 07:04:23 PM
Preferred the original cover, I think...

Here's a couple of nice recent youtube clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohH0uKFvIvg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CFt9oyk7ic



Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on September 18, 2012, 07:27:39 PM

Change of cover at the last moment!

http://www.relix.com/news/2012/09/18/neil-s-pill-looking-a-little-less-psychedelic


Can't get the rotten page to open.   >:(

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 18, 2012, 07:37:19 PM


Change of cover at the last moment!

http://www.relix.com/news/2012/09/18/neil-s-pill-looking-a-little-less-psychedelic


Can't get the rotten page to open.   >:(

Jules


You're not missing much  :)

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Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on September 18, 2012, 07:43:25 PM
I actually quite like it!  I think I prefer it to the first version.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 18, 2012, 07:44:26 PM

I actually quite like it!  I think I prefer it to the first version.

Jules


I don't think there's much in it  ;D


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on September 18, 2012, 07:53:36 PM

I don't think there's much in it  ;D


Like I said, I like it.  Best Neil cover in an age.  I know that's not saying much, mind you.   ;)

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 19, 2012, 05:41:42 PM
Fabulous interview with the man here

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/magazine/neil-young-comes-clean.html?pagewanted=1&_rmoc.semityn.www&smid=fb-share

A new book as well as Psychedelic Pill to look forward to...


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 19, 2012, 06:07:52 PM
I see that Neil is fanning the flames in the, 'to illegally share files or not' debate.    Haha.   :-X

http://www.relix.com/news/2012/09/18/cracker-apologizes-to-neil-young


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 19, 2012, 06:25:52 PM
'Fanning the flames' or 'expressing his opinion'?  I'll go with the latter...


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on September 20, 2012, 06:01:33 PM

'Fanning the flames' or 'expressing his opinion'?  I'll go with the latter...


I'll go with the former......the old goat.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Ian_ on September 22, 2012, 12:45:35 PM

 Is this available in the UK yet   ???   http://sonyclassics.com/neilyoungjourneys/


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on September 22, 2012, 12:50:50 PM


 Is this available in the UK yet   ???   http://sonyclassics.com/neilyoungjourneys/


Sadly not...pushing £40 (inc p&p) to get a copy on import too...


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 22, 2012, 01:27:33 PM
US DVD release in mid October so I am guessing over here shortly after that.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on September 22, 2012, 02:18:49 PM

US DVD release in mid October so I am guessing over here shortly after that.


Well the Neil Young/Jim Jarmusch from before that, Trunk Show, hasn't been released here yet, so who knows....?

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on September 22, 2012, 02:42:35 PM


US DVD release in mid October so I am guessing over here shortly after that.


Well the Neil Young/Jim Jarmusch from before that, Trunk Show, hasn't been released here yet, so who knows....?

Jules


It hasn't been released (on DVD) anywhere as far as I can tell so the portents for Journeys are better given that it is officially scheduled for a US DVD release.

Jonathan Demme by the way, not Jim Jarmusch.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Ian_ on October 10, 2012, 12:18:35 AM

 29th September concert....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQOSqKrpInU


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on October 10, 2012, 09:02:29 AM

Jonathan Demme by the way, not Jim Jarmusch.


Doh!

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on October 19, 2012, 11:53:38 PM
Article with link to streaming of the Bridge School concerts for 2012..

http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=803079

The first picture in the article looks like Simon Nicol jamming with Neil..!


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 21, 2012, 11:54:20 AM
Just read a review of Psychedelic Pill. The length of both the album and some of the songs are pretty astounding:

Total length 88 minutes
"Drifting Back" 27'37  :o
"Ramada Inn" 16'50
"Walk Like a Giant" 16'29

Here's hoping it's not a triumph of quantity over quality!


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on October 21, 2012, 11:55:55 AM

Here's hoping it's not a triumph of quantity over quality!


What I've heard is very promising.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on October 21, 2012, 06:37:50 PM
Twisted Road on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCbEOT4PTDc


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on October 25, 2012, 01:12:05 PM
Neil did a live Twitter chat thing last night (which I forgot all about).  Not much to report really, except that he did say he's coming to Europe with the Horse next year.   8)

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on October 25, 2012, 01:24:50 PM
Really good interview with Poncho Sampedro:-

http://www.offbeat.com/2012/11/01/frank-poncho-sampedro-tells-neil-young-and-crazy-horse-story/

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on October 25, 2012, 05:28:36 PM
Fab stuff...  :)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jim on October 25, 2012, 06:28:22 PM
Frank really, really, loves it doesnt he.
great interview


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on October 25, 2012, 06:29:42 PM
Cracking read, cheers


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Poor Will (Bill) on October 28, 2012, 01:29:14 PM
A positive (4/5) review of Psychedelic Pill in The Independent today.
The reviewer ends by saying it is "by some way the best non-essential album Neil Young has ever made".
Unfortunately he doesn't say which albums he considers to be essential!


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on October 28, 2012, 06:17:07 PM

A positive (4/5) review of Psychedelic Pill in The Independent today.
The reviewer ends by saying it is "by some way the best non-essential album Neil Young has ever made".
Unfortunately he doesn't say which albums he considers to be essential!


Hmmmm......that's a strange way to finish a relatively positive review isn't it?


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 01, 2012, 07:20:30 PM
After listening to, and generally enjoying Psychedelic Pill for a few days now, one thought constantly pops into my mind.
Now I'm not saying that he cant keep a beat but, oh how many times have I wished that NY used a different drummer.  So very metronomic, unadventurous and heavy handed.  Perhaps thats what NY insists upon.  


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on November 01, 2012, 07:24:06 PM

oh how many times have I wished that NY used a different drummer.  So very metronomic, unadventurous and heavy handed.  Perhaps thats what NY insists upon.  


He often does use other drummers!  But, yes, I think that's what Neil wants.  And hey it's what Ralph does.  It suits the Horse.  As long as Ralph doesn't actually lose the beat (which he sometimes does!), then what he plays is just fine with me.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on November 02, 2012, 01:31:51 PM
I see that Guns n' Roses have been covering Don't Let It Bring You Down during their Vegas residency. Am I the only one having trouble envisioning this?   ???


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on November 02, 2012, 01:42:15 PM

I see that Guns n' Roses have been covering Don't Let It Bring You Down during their Vegas residency. Am I the only one having trouble envisioning this?   ???


Neil played it with them at the Bridge concerts this year:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R_lrF7RYGg

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on November 02, 2012, 02:02:44 PM
Crikey!  :o


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on November 02, 2012, 03:38:53 PM

I see that Guns n' Roses have been covering Don't Let It Bring You Down during their Vegas residency. Am I the only one having trouble envisioning this?   ???
Guns 'n' Roses playing Vegas - what has the world come to?  :-\


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on November 02, 2012, 03:44:20 PM

Guns 'n' Roses playing Vegas - what has the world come to?  :-\


In my opinion Guns n Roses were always utterly Vegas.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on November 02, 2012, 04:18:20 PM


Guns 'n' Roses playing Vegas - what has the world come to?  :-\


In my opinion Guns n Roses were always utterly Vegas.

Jules


Especially now with the Axl and hired guns line up..I wonder if they start on time?

Hope to see NY and CH tear through My Michelle or Paradise City to reciprocate.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on November 02, 2012, 11:05:11 PM

Especially now with the Axl and hired guns line up..I wonder if they start on time?


Hired Guns 'n' Roses?

The bass man is Tommy Stinson though, ex-Replacement.  Won't have a word said against him.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on November 03, 2012, 04:45:08 PM

ex-Replacement.  


And indeed, current replacement!  ;)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on November 03, 2012, 04:49:49 PM


ex-Replacement.  


And indeed, current replacement!  ;)


I was about to ask what a great bloke like that is doing in an appalling band like G'n'R but the answer is self evident...


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on November 03, 2012, 05:10:48 PM

I was about to ask what a great bloke like that is doing in an appalling band like G'n'R but the answer is self evident...


It is...?   ???

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on November 03, 2012, 05:11:26 PM


I was about to ask what a great bloke like that is doing in an appalling band like G'n'R but the answer is self evident...


It is...?   ???

Jules


Probably the first decent pay day he's ever had.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on November 03, 2012, 05:12:34 PM

Probably the first decent pay day he's ever had.


Ha!  Yes, probably.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on December 13, 2012, 09:35:26 AM
Right...everybody got their tickets then?


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on December 13, 2012, 09:38:55 AM

Right...everybody got their tickets then?


I don't know yet - my mate's getting mine.  He's better at this sort of thing than I am.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on December 13, 2012, 09:47:12 AM


Right...everybody got their tickets then?


I don't know yet - my mate's getting mine.  He's better at this sort of thing than I am.


He just emailed me.  He got 'em.   :)

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on December 13, 2012, 09:59:11 AM
Glasgee for me...


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on December 13, 2012, 04:03:31 PM
Forgot to check for the pre-sale email this morning so only remembered when I saw these posts. Have got tickets for London but they are up in the Gods. Heaven help anyone who is trying to book when they officially go on sale tomorrow. It is nearly sold out already.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Sir Martin on December 13, 2012, 05:42:01 PM
Birmingham for me, mosh pit ahoy!


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on December 21, 2012, 10:58:41 AM
Ahem, not that I'm suggesting for a moment that you wouldn't, but please do pay your best attention during the gigs... :o
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/12/if-you-text-during-neil-young-concert.html


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on December 21, 2012, 11:04:03 AM

Ahem, not that I'm suggesting for a moment that you wouldn't, but please do pay your best attention during the gigs... :o
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/12/if-you-text-during-neil-young-concert.html


Excellent - I'm all in favour of that!


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Albie on December 21, 2012, 04:18:15 PM


Ahem, not that I'm suggesting for a moment that you wouldn't, but please do pay your best attention during the gigs... :o
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/12/if-you-text-during-neil-young-concert.html


Excellent - I'm all in favour of that!


Well done Neil.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 22, 2012, 11:32:39 AM

Ahem, not that I'm suggesting for a moment that you wouldn't, but please do pay your best attention during the gigs... :o
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/12/if-you-text-during-neil-young-concert.html
good for him! If she wanted to text all the way through, why didn't she stand at the back and let people who wanted to see him stand at the front. Hope her phone got wet !!


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on December 22, 2012, 06:43:31 PM


Ahem, not that I'm suggesting for a moment that you wouldn't, but please do pay your best attention during the gigs... :o
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/12/if-you-text-during-neil-young-concert.html
good for him! If she wanted to text all the way through, why didn't she stand at the back and let people who wanted to see him stand at the front. Hope her phone got wet !!

Ooooooo Bridget, you can be bitchy when you want............ ;) ;D


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 23, 2012, 12:03:20 AM



Ahem, not that I'm suggesting for a moment that you wouldn't, but please do pay your best attention during the gigs... :o
http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2012/12/if-you-text-during-neil-young-concert.html
good for him! If she wanted to text all the way through, why didn't she stand at the back and let people who wanted to see him stand at the front. Hope her phone got wet !!

Ooooooo Bridget, you can be bitchy when you want............ ;) ;D
moi?  ;D


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on December 24, 2012, 01:16:52 PM
A very nice little Neil-less Horse rarity appeared online today.

Crazy Horse
1972-02-13 Gorham, Maine University of Southern Maine at Gorham (M-AUD REMASTERED)

01. --crowd noise & tuning up--
02. Move
03. Dance Dance Dance
04. Beggar's Day
05. You Won't Miss Me
06. One Sided Love
07. I Don't Believe It
08. Gone Dead Train

Total Time ::: 38:10

Apparently opening for J.Geils Band the lineup is thought to be Billy Talbot - bass, vocals // Ralph Molina - drums, vocals // George Whitsell - rhythm guitar, vocals // John Blanton - piano, organ, vocals // Greg Leroy - lead & bottleneck guitars, vocals.  


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on February 25, 2013, 10:15:51 PM
Just received an email telling me Neil and the Horse are at the Liverpool Echo Arena on August 18th.  


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Neil on February 27, 2013, 02:53:46 PM
Now I have concert tickets all I need are the airplane tickets.

Neil


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Neil on April 19, 2013, 02:49:44 PM
Almost unreasonably excited that Ian McNabb will be supporting Neil Young and Crazy Horse in Liverpool on August 18th.

Neil


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on April 19, 2013, 04:47:36 PM

Almost unreasonably excited that Ian McNabb will be supporting Neil Young and Crazy Horse in Liverpool on August 18th.

Neil


I hope he doesn't get too excited by it as, judging from recent experience, that does not benefit his performing abilities.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 19, 2013, 05:15:30 PM


Almost unreasonably excited that Ian McNabb will be supporting Neil Young and Crazy Horse in Liverpool on August 18th.


I hope he doesn't get too excited by it as, judging from recent experience, that does not benefit his performing abilities.


 ;D   :-\

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on July 25, 2013, 11:26:17 AM
Great interview with Billy Talbot.  My respect for him just went up immeasurably....and I dug him plenty enough anyway:-

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/q-a-crazy-horse-bassist-billy-talbot-on-neil-young-new-solo-album-20130723

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on July 25, 2013, 06:16:53 PM


Almost unreasonably excited that Ian McNabb will be supporting Neil Young and Crazy Horse in Liverpool on August 18th.

Neil


I hope he doesn't get too excited by it as, judging from recent experience, that does not benefit his performing abilities.


Anyone see this?  How did Ian do?  


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: GubGub (Al) on July 25, 2013, 08:45:22 PM



Almost unreasonably excited that Ian McNabb will be supporting Neil Young and Crazy Horse in Liverpool on August 18th.

Neil


I hope he doesn't get too excited by it as, judging from recent experience, that does not benefit his performing abilities.


Anyone see this?  How did Ian do?  


It hasn't happened yet. August.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on July 25, 2013, 08:59:43 PM
D'oh...I knew I should have read the original email more carefully..


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: jude on August 08, 2013, 07:19:47 PM
Ummmm just read this news...

http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2013/08/tour-dates-cancelled-neil-young-and.html


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on August 08, 2013, 08:14:11 PM
Sad news...I hope Poncho's hand recovers fully.  I doubt we shall see the Horse back in Blighty...hope I'm wrong, mind.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on August 10, 2013, 11:52:35 PM

Sad news...I hope Poncho's hand recovers fully.  


What a bummer!  Poor Poncho.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 11, 2013, 07:20:59 PM
Sampedro is on the mend apparently.

http://www.relix.com/news/2013/08/09/crazy-horse-guitarist-on-mend-from-broken-hand#.UgfVpdI3sfU


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on August 11, 2013, 07:22:04 PM
Not quite sure how he wouldn't be 'on the mend' from a fractured hand, mind?


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on August 11, 2013, 07:25:22 PM

Not quite sure how he wouldn't be 'on the mend' from a fractured hand, mind?


Perhaps it wasn't really broken, but just badly bruised, and they just didn't fancy touring any more for a while??  ;)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on August 11, 2013, 07:28:27 PM
I'll be honest...I'm not fully convinced by the story.  'Neil fallen off the wagon' was one story I heard online.  Wtf knows... Hope all is well though.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Henry Tompkins (Pete) on November 12, 2013, 06:58:41 PM
Happy Birthday Neil Young!!  Here with Pearl Jam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK4D52e6ZCU


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on November 12, 2013, 07:52:22 PM

Happy Birthday Neil Young!!  Here with Pearl Jam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK4D52e6ZCU


68!  Long may he run....


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on November 23, 2013, 10:00:40 AM
Anyone got this? http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-neil-young-live-at-the-cellar-door-unveiled-neil-young-the-ultimate

Any good?  Likely to learn anything remotely interesting from it?


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on November 23, 2013, 10:27:48 AM

Anyone got this? http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/reviewed-neil-young-live-at-the-cellar-door-unveiled-neil-young-the-ultimate

Any good?  Likely to learn anything remotely interesting from it?


I can't answer that yet - I'll be picking up a copy later today.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on December 06, 2013, 07:03:21 AM
According to some reports I'm reading this morning, Neil and the Horse are going to make good on those cancelled European shows next Summer.  Looks like its genuine.  Neil does the opposite of what we predicted yet again - by not doing something else entirely!  Must be because everyone suspects it'll be the final victory lap, no?

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on December 06, 2013, 09:45:18 AM
More Neil news:-

"Confirmation that Neil's next album was recorded in Jack White's record booth.

It should be out sometime in the new year. I don't know its release details but would be surprised if it's only available via Third Man. But this is Neil, so who knows. I anticipate this will be a very big seller. It is an album of covers. In it, as anticipated, he pays tribute to other renowned singer-songwriters. There are 12 tracks on it. There are no Neil Young originals, but...each side starts with an introduction (part 1, part 2) of the same title. That could be a Neil Young original although I have another theory on what these might be... A couple of the songs chosen will astonish you. Sorry for the secrecy but more on this might leak soon..."

Jules
 


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Andy on December 06, 2013, 10:24:16 AM
....Looking forward to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" by the Youngster.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on December 09, 2013, 08:00:54 PM
See you all there.  Great supporting cast too.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/dec/09/neil-young-crazy-horse-hyde-park


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on December 09, 2013, 08:07:37 PM

See you all there.  Great supporting cast too.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/dec/09/neil-young-crazy-horse-hyde-park


Even more tempting is the McBusted/Backstreet Boys show a few days earlier..not.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on December 09, 2013, 08:44:58 PM
A somewhat devilish £66.60 a ticket, mind..


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: MikeB (Mike) on December 10, 2013, 07:01:47 AM

A somewhat devilish £66.60 a ticket, mind..


Think that's about what I paid for my Hard Rock Calling (also in Hyde Park) ticket a few years ago, mostly in order to see Neil. Tempted to do it again although the supporting lineup took my fancy a bit more last time (Pretenders, Seasick Steve, Ben Harper, Fleet Foxes)


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 10, 2013, 12:37:10 PM


A somewhat devilish £66.60 a ticket, mind..


Think that's about what I paid for my Hard Rock Calling (also in Hyde Park) ticket a few years ago, mostly in order to see Neil. Tempted to do it again although the supporting lineup took my fancy a bit more last time (Pretenders, Seasick Steve, Ben Harper, Fleet Foxes)
I was there that year - Neil was on top form, easily one of the best concerts I've every seen.

Not sure if I want to go to Hyde Park again tho, I'm not much of a fan of the venue.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on December 10, 2013, 12:42:24 PM

I was there that year - Neil was on top form, easily one of the best concerts I've every seen.

Not sure if I want to go to Hyde Park again tho, I'm not much of a fan of the venue.  


Same.  Genuinely not sure I can be arsed.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on December 10, 2013, 03:24:48 PM
Interesting responses about the lineup.  I think this lineup is head and shoulders above the last one.

I'm sure I'd feel exactly the same (can't be arsed) if I hadn't failed to see them last year.  But I'm definitely going to this...and a whole load of sixth form chums who I first got into Neil with in the early to mid 80's are meeting up so it should be a gas.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Bridgwit (Bridget) on December 10, 2013, 04:14:15 PM

Interesting responses about the lineup.  I think this lineup is head and shoulders above the last one.

I'm sure I'd feel exactly the same (can't be arsed) if I hadn't failed to see them last year.  But I'm definitely going to this...and a whole load of sixth form chums who I first got into Neil with in the early to mid 80's are meeting up so it should be a gas


It generally is when a group of mature gentlemen get together   ;D


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on December 10, 2013, 05:41:55 PM


But I'm definitely going to this...and a whole load of sixth form chums who I first got into Neil with in the early to mid 80's are meeting up so it should be a gas


It generally is when a group of mature gentlemen get together   ;D  


 ;D  :D

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: ThomA on December 19, 2013, 08:12:39 AM

More Neil news:-

"Confirmation that Neil's next album was recorded in Jack White's record booth.

It should be out sometime in the new year. I don't know its release details but would be surprised if it's only available via Third Man. But this is Neil, so who knows. I anticipate this will be a very big seller. It is an album of covers. In it, as anticipated, he pays tribute to other renowned singer-songwriters. There are 12 tracks on it. There are no Neil Young originals, but...each side starts with an introduction (part 1, part 2) of the same title. That could be a Neil Young original although I have another theory on what these might be... A couple of the songs chosen will astonish you. Sorry for the secrecy but more on this might leak soon..."

Jules
 


Iiinteresting. The recording booth at Third Man Records is literally an old-fashioned 'Record Your Own Voice!' type affair with a single mono microphone that records direct to vinyl. It's a novelty thing as part of the actual shop (Third Man Records is a record shop, gig venue and recording studio all in one space and is very cool - I visited there when I went to Nashville), so wouldn't say it's for public consumption, but Neil being Neil, that probably appeals to him. You can see an example of how it works here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlFysAciLrU

The one recording made there that's in circulation is Jack White and Willie Nelson singing Red Headed Stranger on Willie's 80th birthday - it came out as part of the Third Man Records subscription service (on 6" coloured vinyl, no less) and the quality is poor to say the least. But it's interesting to note that Neil Young made a guest appearance at the Third Man Records gig for Willie's 80th. He did duetted on Long May You Run (the Willie Nelson song, not the Neil Young song), which again probably appealed to him in a perverse way.

EDIT: You can hear the quality of the recordings from the booth here with Jack White's rendition of Cola Miner's Daughter:
http://www.uncut.co.uk/neil-young-and-jack-white-record-tracks-in-the-third-man-vinyl-booth-news


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on December 19, 2013, 08:35:38 AM

Iiinteresting. The recording booth at Third Man Records is literally an old-fashioned 'Record Your Own Voice!' type affair with a single mono microphone that records direct to vinyl. It's a novelty thing as part of the actual shop (Third Man Records is a record shop, gig venue and recording studio all in one space and is very cool - I visited there when I went to Nashville), so wouldn't say it's for public consumption, but Neil being Neil, that probably appeals to him.


I've since learned that Jack has a proper recording facility there as well, so I'm guessing that Neil used that rather than the booth.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on January 08, 2014, 07:26:05 PM
Wrong place for this but still... I think Neil needs to find another way to unwind now he's given up the weed...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopmusic/10558380/Clappy-unhappy-why-Neil-Young-was-wrong-to-tell-his-audience-to-be-quiet.html


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on January 16, 2014, 09:29:53 PM
I'm very, very upset to hear Neil and the Horse are scheduled to play in Tel Aviv on July 17th.  Not happy.  Probably best if I don't say any more on the matter.........


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: JeremyRS on January 17, 2014, 07:46:44 AM
Indeed, but apparently he played there with Pearl Jam in the 90s so presumably made his decision then.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on January 17, 2014, 02:56:08 PM
Less controversially - here's details of a new project:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/17/neil-young-jack-white-covers-album


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on January 17, 2014, 03:03:42 PM

Less controversially - here's details of a new project:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/17/neil-young-jack-white-covers-album


...complete with misplaced apostrophe!   ::)

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on January 17, 2014, 05:12:52 PM

I'm very, very upset to hear Neil and the Horse are scheduled to play in Tel Aviv on July 17th.  Not happy.  Probably best if I don't say any more on the matter.........


NY's a contrary character to say the least!  He's playing some benefit shows in the GWN (Great White North) in support of honouring first nations' treaty obligations and in protest at the development of the Alberta tarsands, worthy causes indeed, but then he's off to Tel Aviv (like the Crimson Projeckt incidentally)..perhaps he will make up for this by covering Marillion's "Gaza" at the Tel Aviv gig..


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on January 17, 2014, 05:17:13 PM


Less controversially - here's details of a new project:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/17/neil-young-jack-white-covers-album


...complete with misplaced apostrophe!   ::)

Jules


You need to get out more.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on January 17, 2014, 05:42:05 PM

You need to get out more.


...says the man who posts here more than I do!   ::)

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Mr Cat (Lewis) on January 23, 2014, 05:12:02 PM
Latest NY news..

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/neil-young-to-launch-low-tech-album/


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on April 27, 2018, 09:11:49 AM
Take 231...

They're back, but this time sans Poncho...(but plus Nils)

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-plots-new-crazy-horse-gigs-with-nils-lofgren-w519538



Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 27, 2018, 10:52:25 AM
Odd, but intriguing.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on April 27, 2018, 11:26:34 AM

Odd, but intriguing.

Jules


Well anything that can drag him out of his current creative malaise has to be a good thing in my book....


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 27, 2018, 01:01:08 PM

Well anything that can drag him out of his current creative malaise has to be a good thing in my book....


I'm not convinced there's even a chance of that happening ever again.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: quodlibet (Ian) on April 27, 2018, 01:52:25 PM


Well anything that can drag him out of his current creative malaise has to be a good thing in my book....


I'm not convinced there's even a chance of that happening ever again.

Jules


Perhaps he should take up weed again.  ;D


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on April 27, 2018, 02:45:03 PM



Well anything that can drag him out of his current creative malaise has to be a good thing in my book....


I'm not convinced there's even a chance of that happening ever again.

Jules


Perhaps he should take up weed again.  ;D


Lol.  How about the 'Yoko Ono' argument?


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Neil on April 27, 2018, 04:22:51 PM
I think the bigger issue has been the loss of David Briggs. It seems nobody else is willing to go head to head with Mr. Young.



Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 27, 2018, 05:06:23 PM

Lol.  How about the 'Yoko Ono' argument?


I really don't think Yoko's had that much influence on Neil.   ;D

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on April 27, 2018, 05:44:11 PM

I think the bigger issue has been the loss of David Briggs. It seems nobody else is willing to go head to head with Mr. Young.




Yep.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Jules Gray on April 27, 2018, 06:34:43 PM


I think the bigger issue has been the loss of David Briggs. It seems nobody else is willing to go head to head with Mr. Young.


Yep.


I've always thought that the Briggs aspect gets overstated.  I think it's more a case of Neil running dry.

Jules


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Neil on April 27, 2018, 07:19:53 PM



I think the bigger issue has been the loss of David Briggs. It seems nobody else is willing to go head to head with Mr. Young.


Yep.


I've always thought that the Briggs aspect gets overstated.  I think it's more a case of Neil running dry.

Jules


I think he has always had no idea of his best stuff and without Briggs feels free to release everything unfiltered. A better handler/honest critic would have him please less, there are often decent songs lost in the pap, its just so hard to go through the pap these days.


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: Shane (Skirky) on April 27, 2018, 09:09:55 PM

I think he has always had no idea of his best stuff and without Briggs feels free to release everything unfiltered. A better handler/honest critic would have him please less, there are often decent songs lost in the pap, its just so hard to go through the pap these days.


Niko Bolas makes better-sounding records, but David Briggs made better records.
https://kvams.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/david-briggs-on-how-to-make-records/


Title: Re: Neil Young saddles up the Horse again
Post by: davidmjs on April 09, 2019, 08:58:41 PM
And again... https://www.uncut.co.uk/news/neil-young-teases-new-crazy-horse-activity-110084?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_term=uncut&utm_content=manual#VqKt3XbceCq5lg6r.99